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aehsani

My new GT3

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I posted earlier to inquire whether anyone has purchased and driven 991 GT3 to share his/her experience.

 

I ordered, and picked up my 991 GT3 about 3 weeks ago (PTS, red dials, stitchings, and belts, LED headlights, front axel lift, sports chrono, leather interior, sports adaptive seats, extended fuel tank, clear side markers with LED lamps, and a few other options).

 

All I can say is, for far, it is an amazing car, Notwithstanding that it would be difficult to make a true objective assessment of the car performance due to mandated 2000-mile brake-in limitations (4200 RPM max), it is an absolute joy to drive this car. I have driven the car for more than 500 miles now, and I would like to share a few attributes of the car:

 

1. Throttle response is lightning quick.

 

2. PDK sport is great; gear changes are almost instantaneous (even in normal mode); I usually use the manual mode. Frankly, I could care less about pseudo-experts demonizing the car because of absence of manual transmission or the buyers who choose PDK; just to clarify, I have been doing heel-and-toe (or more appropriately phrased toe-and-heel) gear changes for the past 30 years (sometimes I use the double clutch technique to revisit the old habit); it is second nature to me, and I don't even think about it when I am doing this. Nevertheless, for me, PDK sport in GT3 is light years ahead of manual transmission, and I would have ordered the car with PDK even if it were a costly option.

 

3. Steering is wonderful, even though it is electric. To the chagrin of traditionalists, it is certainly  better than my 2007 997 turbo (with a manual transmission), or even better than my previous 2005 911 GT3 which I drove it for 8 years.

 

4. Brakes  are second to none. I have standard cast iron disks.

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I posted earlier to inquire whether anyone has purchased and driven 991 GT3 to share his/her experience.

 

I ordered, and picked up my 991 GT3 about 3 weeks ago (PTS, red dials, stitchings, and belts, LED headlights, front axel lift, sports chrono, leather interior, sports adaptive seats, extended fuel tank, clear side markers with LED lamps, and a few other options).

 

All I can say is, for far, it is an amazing car, Notwithstanding that it would be difficult to make a true objective assessment of the car performance due to mandated 2000-mile brake-in limitations (4200 RPM max), it is an absolute joy to drive this car. I have driven the car for more than 500 miles now, and I would like to share a few attributes of the car:

 

1. Throttle response is lightning quick.

 

2. PDK sport is great; gear changes are almost instantaneous (even in normal mode); I usually use the manual mode. Frankly, I could care less about pseudo-experts demonizing the car because of absence of manual transmission or the buyers who choose PDK; just to clarify, I have been doing heel-and-toe (or more appropriately phrased toe-and-heel) gear changes for the past 30 years (sometimes I use the double clutch technique to revisit the old habit); it is second nature to me, and I don't even think about it when I am doing this. Nevertheless, for me, PDK sport in GT3 is light years ahead of manual transmission, and I would have ordered the car with PDK even if it were a costly option.

 

3. Steering is wonderful, even though it is electric. To the chagrin of traditionalists, it is certainly  better than my 2007 997 turbo (with a manual transmission), or even better than my previous 2005 911 GT3 which I drove it for 8 years.

 

4. Brakes  are second to none. I have standard cast iron disks.

Congratulations on what sounds like a wicked ride............. :thumbup:

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a post such as this must be accompanied by pics ;)  congrats, you have a few months to put miles on it before race season starts at Gateway, Putnam, Blackhawk, etc.

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Thanks everyone

 

My appologies for absence of pics; would try to upload the pics as soon as I can (I need to learn how to do it); may be Loren can help.

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Hello and congrats on your new ride

I picked up mine two hours ago!!! :D so can't make any comments at the moment :)

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Wow! Awesome. How Does Voodoo Blue compare to Riviera Blue or Mexico Blue in real life?

 

Please take good care of it. I would like to buy it someday.

 

Enjoy!

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White987S

"How Does Voodoo Blue compare to Riviera Blue or Mexico Blue in real life?"

Among the 3, Riviera blue is the lightest, Mexico blue is medium, and Voodoo is the darkest with varying hue.

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A beauty, enjoy. 

Mine is a month old now; 1400 miles and several trips to 9K. The sound and whiplash in PDK-S manual between 7.5K-9K  is a whole new world.

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Root

"A beauty, enjoy.

Mine is a month old now; 1400 miles and several trips to 9K. The sound and whiplash in PDK-S manual between 7.5K-9K

is a whole new world"

Thanks; looking forward to experiencing 7-9K RPM. At what miles did you start to exceed 4200 limit? Currently I have

5600 miles, and have begun to go up to 4600 occasionally. I recall the late Bruce Anderson, a real Porsche guru,

suggested that after 300-500 miles, drive the car aggressively, "drive it like you stole it"

As you know it is very difficult to adhere to 4200 limit if you are shifting manually because, in lower gears, the RPM rise is incredibly quick.

Edited by aehsani

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After 500 miles I went to 7500 routinely. After 750 miles hit 9K a few times. Since 1000 miles I go as high as conditions, traffic etc. allow.. Master techs and others in the know say I have been too cautious.

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Root,

 

"After 500 miles I went to 7500 routinely. After 750 miles hit 9K a few times. Since 1000 miles I go as high as conditions, traffic etc. allow.. Master techs and others in the know say I have been too cautious."

 

Thanks; that's very helpful.

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I drove a white one but the Blue is terrific! Good luck aehsani

 

Root,

 

"After 500 miles I went to 7500 routinely. After 750 miles hit 9K a few times. Since 1000 miles I go as high as conditions, traffic etc. allow.. Master techs and others in the know say I have been too cautious."

 

Thanks; that's very helpful.

I think going up the rev range after 500 miles is good for the car you just don't want to nail it.

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Mijostyn

 

"I drove a white one but the Blue is terrific! Good luck aehsani"

 

Thanks

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I must clarify the following:

The 4100-4200 RPM limit is always the rule when the engine is cold and is not within the normal operating condition. This rule applies to all Porsches, all the time, and  regardless of how many miles the car is driven. I think most of the Porsche owners are aware of this rule.

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to re-light this thread..

 

I recently traded in my Panamera Turbo for a 991 GT3

I'm the second owner.

White, full Cubsport spec

axle lift 

PCCBs

SPP + DAB

few other things.

 

over the moon with it so far.

even really comfy to drive over long distances.

I have a gen1 996 GT3CS - this seems light years ahead on tech, but retains the overall feel.

Looking fwd now to getting it on track ;-)

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